Census Records Notes
The first Irish census to survive intact is 1901.
The 1911 Irish census did survive and is available at the National Archives of Ireland.
Earlier Irish census records were largely destroyed by fire. There are fragments which have been transcribed by genealogists but these include only a very small amount of the original records.
The best known Irish census substitute is Griffith's Valuations which was a listing of who the renters were and who owned the property. It was begun about 1848.
by Sherry Irvine
About the 1766 Religious Census of Ireland:
In 1766, the Irish Parliament ordered all Church of Ireland ministers in their respective parishes to prepare a list of householders and their religious affiliation (church of Ireland, Catholic or Presbyterian). In addition the ministers were required to include information about........ Read More
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Census records online in Ireland:
Census of Galway
Directories of Galway
Valuations of Galway
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Census of Kerry
Military Records of Kerry
Valuations of Kerry
Other County Kerry Genealogy Records
Census of Kildare
Military Records of Kildare
Valuations of Kildare
Other County Kildare Genealogy Records
Directories for Kilkenny
Military Records for Kilkenny
Other County Kilkenny Genealogy Records
County Laois (Leix/Queens)
Census of Laois
Directories of Laois
Military Records of Laois
Valuations of Laois
Other County Laois Genealogy Records
Census of Leitrim
Directories of Leitrim
Valuations of Leitrim
Other County Leitrim Genealogy Records
Census of Limerick
Directories of Limerick
Valuations of Limerick
Other County Limerick Genealogy Records
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